Be the Little Drummer Boy

hands music sound black and white
Photo by Stephen Niemeier on Pexels.com

One of my favorite Christmas songs is the little drummer boy. Although there was no drummer boy recorded in the Bible I feel the story of the Little Drummer Boy summarizes what God expects of us all: to come to Him–warts and all–and be willing to be used by Him.

The first two lines of the song echos the the account in Luke 2 when the shepherds were told about Jesus’ birth and they came running to Bethlehem. On a side note, it’s very possible that one of those shepherds was actually a drummer boy. But, since they were rushing to get to Bethlehem he forgot his drum.

After a few pa rum pum’s, we get to “I have no gift to bring… That’s fit to give our king… Shall I play for you… Mary nodded” and eventually the baby Jesus “smiled at me… me and my drum” In Luke 21 Jesus comments that the widow who “gave two small copper coins… has put in more than all of [the rich people]”.

So, this Christmas let’s be like the little drummer boy and play our best for Jesus.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.